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8 secrets to super-productive telecommuting

Christopher Null | April 2, 2013
Telecommuting sounds like a dream come true, but it takes effort to stay productive and motivated. Here's how to work from home the right way.

Go out for lunch

Telecommuting can turn your home into a prison. You wake up, get dressed, work, eat, shower, and sleep--sometimes without ever opening the front door. You may be extremely productive for a while, but cabin fever will eventually catch up with you.

The cure is simple: Take your lunch break and go outside. Stretch your legs (telecommuters notoriously neglect exercise), and cover some quick errands. You'll return to your desk refreshed, and probably won't have missed anything important. But bring your smartphone with you, just in case.

Get off of Facebook

Seriously.

 

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